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Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation

Overview

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, known as Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP), is the non‐profit organization that plans, builds, maintains, and operates Brooklyn Bridge Park, an 85‐acre sustainable waterfront park stretching 1.3 miles along Brooklyn’s East River shoreline.

Mission

To provide an exceptional public space that connects people, nature, and the waterfront through inclusive, innovative, and sustainable management and design.

Vision

To be a world-class park for all, recognized as a leader in sustainable financial and ecological practices contributing to a healthier and more livable city.

Governance

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Board of Directors comprises 17 Directors appointed by the Members of the Corporation on the nomination of the Mayor of the City of New York, the Governor of New York State, and local elected officials. Meetings of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Board of Directors are open to the public.

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Community Advisory Council (CAC) is the primary forum through which the community can provide feedback and comments to the Corporation on its major initiatives and policies. Membership for the CAC was chosen in consultation with local elected officials.

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CONTACT US

334 Furman Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Call us Monday – Friday 9am-5pm: 718-222-9939

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Senior Leadership

Eric Landau

President

Eric Landau serves as President of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation. Eric leads the ongoing success of the Park, oversees its daily operations, and fosters its long-term stability.

Eric previously served as a deputy commissioner at the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) where he oversaw public affairs and communications. Prior to joining DEP, Eric was Vice President of Government and External Affairs and Special Assistant to the President for the Prospect Park Alliance, where he was responsible for building and strengthening Prospect Park’s public relations.

Eric holds a Master’s in Public Administration from The George Washington University and a B.A. from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

Amy Kleitman Lojek

General Counsel

Amy Kleitman Lojek serves as General Counsel of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, providing legal advice, guidance, and representation on a broad range of issues to staff and the Board of Directors. She is also the Secretary of the Corporation.

Prior to joining BBP, Amy served as Deputy General Counsel at the New York City Commission on Human Rights. Before that, she was Senior Counsel at the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, where she was part of the legal team for 15 years.

Amy holds a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and a B.A. from the University of Maryland.

Jeffrey Sandgrund

Chief Operating Officer

Jeffrey Sandgrund serves as Chief Operating Officer of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation. Jeffrey oversees the Park’s custodial, horticultural, and maintenance divisions as well as the capital program.

Jeffrey has been at Brooklyn Bridge Park for more than a decade, where he has held various positions overseeing park operations and care. Before joining Brooklyn Bridge Park, he served as the Director of Operations and Government Relations for Madison Square Park, and prior to that work spent a decade with the NYC Parks Department in numerous positions including Press Officer, Outreach Coordinator, Park Administrator and District Manager.

Jeffrey holds a Master’s in Public Policy from The New School and a Bachelors from Skidmore College.

Sarah Krauss

Chief of Staff & Vice President for Public Affairs

Sarah Krauss serves as Chief of Staff and Vice President for Public Affairs, focusing on organizational management and communications, government relations, and community affairs. Sarah is a communications and public affairs professional with 20 years of experience in government, philanthropy, and non-profit management.

Prior to joining BBP, Sarah was an Associate Director at The Rockefeller Foundation. With a long tenure in government, Sarah served as Chief of Staff and Communications Director at the NYC Department of Small Business Services, Communications Director for the New York City Public Advocate, and Deputy Press Secretary for U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer. She also worked as a Senior Account Executive in the Public Affairs practice at Edelman, a global public relations firm.

Sarah holds Bachelor’s in American Studies from Wesleyan University and completed the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Jelani Watkins

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Diversity Officer

Jelani Watkins is a seasoned financial executive currently serving as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Diversity Officer at Brooklyn Bridge Park, where his multifaceted role encompasses strategic oversight of financial operations and the organization’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Prior to joining Brooklyn Bridge Park, Jelani spent nearly a decade in the financial services sector, working in operational risk management and credit risk management at Goldman Sachs and BNY Mellon, respectively.

Jelani holds a Master’s in Business Administration from The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill – Kenan Flagler School of Business and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Morehouse College. Jelani also holds professional certificates in Not-for-Profit Accounting & Governmental Reporting from NYU; and Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University.

Maura Lout

Chief People Officer

Maura Lout is the Chief People Officer at Brooklyn Bridge Park. She is a Social-Organizational Psychologist, with a specialization in change leadership, a Gallup Certified Global Strengths Coach, and a certified Dialogue Education Practitioner.

She has spent her career at iconic urban institutions leading strategic advancements, spurring transformations, and enabling capacity building with an ever-present personal goal in mind: ensuring organizations have the tools and strategies to facilitate honest, informed conversations that advance their abilities to meet their missions, ultimately promoting a more just and equitable world. She has guided dozens of organizations through change initiatives, solving “sticky” problems, and building organizational capacity in the process.

Previously, she spent a decade with the Central Park Conservancy’s Institute for Urban Parks. Under her leadership, the Institute became a renowned leader – supporting impactful, lasting stewardship of urban parks across the country.

Maura holds a Master’s in Nonprofit Management from The New School for Public Engagement and a Master’s in Socio-Organizational Psychology from Teachers College at Columbia University.

Lindsey Ross

Vice President for Capital Projects & Restoration

Lindsey serves as Vice President for Capital Projects & Restoration at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Lindsey oversees capital construction and maintenance projects in the park, as well as the facilities team. Prior to joining, Lindsey spent nearly three years in the publishing industry. Lindsey holds a Master’s of Urban Planning from the NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and a Bachelor’s in Political Science and Environmental Science from the University of Michigan.

Staff

Reza Baniame

Horticulture

Adam Banks

Horticulture

Dylan Barrett Smith

Horticulture

John Bello

Operations

Joel Bermejo

Deputy General Counsel

Greg Burke

Operations

Connor Bush

Horticulture

Maren Cadwallender

Horticulture

Ian Cambridge

Operations

Michael Cartegena

Maintenance

Kim Cass

Horticulture

Lisa Cepeda

Operations

Anthony Childs

Maintenance

Bella Ciabattoni

Deputy Director, Horticulture

Vanya Elbaar

Horticulture

Jojo Fernandez

Maintenance

Jorge Ferreira

Operations Supervisor

Junko Fujimoto

Horticulture

Dana Glass

Director, People & Culture

Jonah Goldstein

Horticulture

Luis Gonzalez

Maintenance

Richard High

Operations

Tyrone Isaac

Operations

Minnow Johnson

Deputy Director of Facilities

Hilario Jorge

Operations

Devon King

Operations Supervisor

Anna Kuo

Horticulture

Marva Leggard

Operations

Robert Lomangino

Project Manager, Capital Projects and Restoration

Lakquan Lopez

Building Maintenance Technician

Lesley Luard

Finance

Evelyn Manlove

Horticulture

Stephanie Pace

Horticulture

Eliza Perkins

Public Affairs Manager

Pawel Pieluszynski

Horticulture

Dwens Pierrot

Maintenance Equipment Coordinator

Rashid Poulson

Director, Horticulture

Sean Reynolds

Director, Parkwide Operations

Ariel Ries

Horticulture

Corey RIvers

Horticulture

Floyd Robinson

Operations Supervisor

Aaliyah Ruiz

Operations

Onika Selby

Permit & Special Events Manager

Allie Senyard

Office Manager

Christina Severin

Horticulture

Richard Shepherd

Operations

Lance Super

Deputy Director, Operations

Fabrico Suxo

Horticulture

Alex Tavares

Operations Supervisor

Victor Taylor

Operations

Rosa Tejada

Operations

Ben Theriault

Arborist

Shira Ungar

Data Asset Manager

Thomas Wadhams

Operations

Kelli Wilcox

Horticulture

Tyrone Williams

Operation Supervisor

Curt Wilson

Maintenance

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